Molinare TV & Film, one of Britain's longest established postproduction companies, has expanded the media file quality control resources at its headquarters in central London with the purchase of an additional Vidcheck Vidchecker-post license from ATG Danmon UK.
"We invested in our first Vidchecker-post in October 2014," comments Molinare CTO Richard Wilding. "It proved a highly efficient addition to our quality control resources, automating many of the processes that previously required close and continuous human attention. Now a key part of our file-based workflow, Vidchecker-post performs a wide range of tests including video luma and chroma quality as well as audio peak and loudness levels. It also allows us to perform intelligent correction of signals to ensure conformance with international standards. Together these enable us to provide our clients with a more efficient service and absolute confidence in the quality of the completed programme. Our second Vidchecker-post has been purchased to handle the increasing amount of file-based content now being processed, particularly for AS-11 DPP file deliveries to UK broadcasters."
"Vidchecker and Vidchecker-post have become the go-to product both for broadcasters and postproduction companies in the UK," adds ATG Danmon UK managing director Russell Peirson-Hagger. "Now that some of the functions of Vidfixer are available as plugins to Vidchecker, the product is becoming even more popular not only in post but also for automated QC of file-based playout and IP content distribution. With support for IMF checking announced at NAB, investment in Vidchecker will see returns long into the future".
Designed for checking file-based video and audio content plus its related metadata, Vidchecker provides a highly efficient server-based alternative to checking conformance by eye and hand. It can also automatically and intelligently correct video and audio levels. Sub-SD, SD, HD, UHD, 4K, 8K and mixed workflows are supported. The Vidchecker GUI is accessed through a web browser either on the local machine or remotely over a network. Vidchecker is also used by broadcasters to inspect files received from postproduction companies and content owners, ensuring that file, video and audio parameters and levels are correct and ready for general transmission.
Molinare TV & Film Ltd
Molinare (www.molinare.co.uk) is an award-winning film and broadcast postproduction facility in the heart of Soho, London and is one of the most respected and established names in the industry, with over 40 years of experience. We provide state of the art digital intermediate, visual effects, sound, library & data management services, international servicing and postproduction project management. Our brand is recognised and respected throughout the world of feature film and broadcast postproduction, and we were named postproduction house of the year at the Broadcast Awards 2012. Recent work includes ITV's The Durrells, Oscar-nominated sci-fi feature Ex Machina, Doctor Who and acclaimed feature documentary Listen To Me Marlon.
ATG Danmon UK
Part of the Danmon Group (www.danmon.com), ATG Danmon UK has been at the forefront of the transition from videotape to the file-based technology now used throughout the industry. It has also assisted many clients in the construction of IT-based automated file workflow systems, high-definition studios, master control rooms and playout facilities, as well as the upgrade of existing SD systems to HD and UHD. By embracing tomorrow's technology, ATG Danmon UK delivers maximum value through close co-operation with suppliers and customers, leading to mutually beneficial long-term relationships.
ATG Danmon UK also offers a comprehensive range of products and services including transcoding and automated workflow management, accelerated global file transfer, media workflow-design, project-planning, equipment installation, software-configuration, commissioning, documentation, on-site training plus ongoing support and maintenance.
With offices in Asia, Denmark, Germany, the Middle East, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, the Danmon Group thinks globally and acts locally to support customers with its highly experienced sales and engineering teams.